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Tickers in this Article: MR, SINA, OPEN, SSYS, CSGP, EQIX, LNKD
The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow has climbed 1.9%. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services. This sector contains businesses revolving around the manufacturing of electronics, creation of software, computers or products and services relating to information technology. The technology sector offers a wide arrange of products and services for both customers and other businesses. Consumer goods like personal computers, stereos and televisions are continually improved and upgraded, offering the latest technology to all users. Businesses receive information and services from software and database systems, which allow the companies to make strategic business decisions.

Outperforming the market overall, the Technology sector (XLK) is up 2.4% and its biggest movers so far today are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Mindray Medical International Ltd (NYSE:MR)$3.78 billion-8%
SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA)$3.35 billion+5.7%
OpenTable (Nasdaq:OPEN)$1.11 billion+5.6%
Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS)$1.75 billion+3.5%
CoStar Group (Nasdaq:CSGP)$2.53 billion+3.1%
Equinix (Nasdaq:EQIX)$10.03 billion+3%
Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD)$12.34 billion-3%
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Falling 8%, Mindray Medical International Ltd (NYSE:MR) is currently at a share price of $30.10. The company's volume for the day so far is 936,358 shares, 1.9 times its current three-month average.

SINA Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA) has increased to a share price of $53.08, a 5.7% rise. The company is trading at a volume of 2.5 million shares.

OpenTable (Nasdaq:OPEN) has risen 5.6% and is currently trading at $51.52 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 214,868 shares, 0.7 times the current daily average.

After rising 3.5%, Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) is currently trading at a share price of $82.94. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 328,219 shares.

After an increase of 3.1%, CoStar Group (Nasdaq:CSGP) has reached a current price of $92.15. With 83,396 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.7 times the current three-month average.

Rising 3%, Equinix (Nasdaq:EQIX) is currently trading at $212.43 per share. So far today, 497,973 shares of the company's stock have changed hands.

At $111.34, Linkedin (NYSE:LNKD) has slipped 3%. So far today, the company's volume is 1.4 million shares, 1.1 times the average daily volume.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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